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Thoughts

Moral Debt: Cultural Factors That Perpetuate Trafficking

  • August 9, 2018

One cultural difference that Westerners often have trouble understanding about Thai culture (and many other East and South Eastern cultures) is the notion of a moral debt that children owe to their parents and families. The words Westerners use, like debt or obligation, while correct, have negative connotations, and thus don’t effectively capture the essence of the concept on a fundamental.

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Thoughts

The Importance of Social Embeddedness

  • July 26, 2018

“Social scientists often use the term social capital to describe social connectedness–that is, informal ties to family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances; involvement in civic associations, religious institutions, athletic teams, volunteer activities; and so on. Social capital has repeatedly been shown to be a strong predictor of well-being both for individuals and for communities.” – Robert Putnam In renowned social scientist Robert.

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Thoughts

On Poverty and How it Contributes to Trafficking

  • July 12, 2018

Hint: It’s not just about the money Poverty is one of the single greatest predictors of vulnerability to trafficking—and the reason why is easy to understand. When people are struggling to pay for food or rent, school, or for health care, they become desperate for solutions. They become easy targets for traffickers. Combined with other factors like statelessness, lack of.

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Interviews

Storytelling As Empowerment

  • June 14, 2018

The Wisdom is in the Room Today we’re talking with Nikole Lim, co-founder and international director of Freely in Hope, an organization offering educational opportunities and leadership development programs to survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. She is also a photographer who speaks and teaches about responsible storytelling, and has done powerful work on finding beauty.

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Interviews

The Role Businesses Can Play in Anti-Trafficking

  • May 24, 2018

It’s More Than Just Cleaning Up Supply Chains For this piece, I talked with Helen Sworn, Founder and Director of the Chab Dai Coalition in Cambodia. She has been working in the anti-trafficking sector in Cambodia for almost 20 years. Before coming to Cambodia, she had a background in business and management, which gave her insights into the corporate perspective.

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Thoughts

8 Ways Parenthood is Social Justice

  • April 12, 2018

“Parenthood is social justice. It’s the greatest form of social justice. As parents we are able to provide things to another human being who can’t acquire those things for themselves yet. And if we do our job well, it will have a manifest benefit to other human beings.” – Justin Dillon Ever since I interviewed Justin Dillon about his book,.

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Interviews

The Link Between Elephants and Human Trafficking

  • March 22, 2018

One of the most beloved activities for tourists traveling in Thailand is to ride on elephants. The camps offer fun interactions like watching elephants paint, feeding bananas to baby elephants, and mini treks through the jungle. People are likely familiar with the criticisms environmental and animal-friendly folk level toward these camps for the maltreatment of elephants—but what these critics almost.

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Thoughts

On Trauma and Healing in Poverty

  • March 15, 2018

When people think of poverty, trauma is not always the first problem that comes to mind. However, research has repeatedly shown that the two are often related: that in poverty, often comes abuse of various kinds (alcohol, drugs, physical, emotional, sexual), stress that is detrimental to children’s brain growth and development, and fewer layers of protection against the worst circumstances.

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Thoughts

Men With No Country

  • March 1, 2018

Did you know… …that there are people in this world who do not have citizenship in any country? For most of us, citizenship is never a question. It is something we are entitled to by birth, and from birth, we enjoy all the benefits the state provides: access to health care, education, the right to hold a legal job, licenses.

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News

In the News: The Fruits of Collaboration

  • February 22, 2018

In our news roundups over the past year or so, we’ve been able to highlight some of the fantastic efforts by other industries who have stepped up to join the fight against human trafficking. While pulling together the news for this month’s roundup, a very clear trend emerged: the fruits of those efforts. From industries ranging from airlines, to schools,.

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